Pubdate: Mon, 06 Dec 1999
Date: 12/06/1999
Source: St. Augustine Record (FL)
Author: Myron Von Hollingsworth

Maybe the politicians are required to adhere to the party line of
prohibition because law enforcement, customs, the prison industrial
complex, the drug testing industry, the INS, the CIA, the FBI, the
DEA, the politicians themselves et al. can't live without the budget
justification, not to mention the invisible profits, bribery,
corruption and forfeiture benefits that prohibition affords them.

The drug war also promotes, justifies and perpetuates racist
enforcement policies and is diminishing many freedoms and liberties
that are supposed to be guaranteed by the constitution and bill of

Myron Von Hollingsworth,
Fort Worth, Texas